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US-China relations

Sino-US relations: A new round begins

If there is any truth in the fancy that ears will burn while their owner is being talked about, the collective ears of China must have been ablaze during the past few weeks." These words are from a commentary in the American magazine The Saturday Evening Post

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 12:56am

Tough talk on China during US elections still mostly talk

It’s a familiar tableau in American presidential campaigns: the party out of power runs against China policy and promises a tough new approach; the administration in power does its best with an unsatisfactory relationship. Mitt Romney is no different.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:21am 1 comment

Clinton's meetings in Beijing show strength of ties between two powers

American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's meetings in Beijing with President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi should not have been expected to go smoothly. The US and China are locked in a war of words over territorial disputes in the East and South China seas. The Obama administration's rebalancing strategy towards Asia has irked Chinese leaders.

6 Sep 2012 - 1:22am

Asian order put to the test

For decades, the South China Sea has enjoyed relative calm, despite occasional territorial disputes. This has so far depended on a predominant US military umbrella under which regional states thrive in a China-centric global production-and-supply chain. This stability has now been disturbed on several fronts.

6 Sep 2012 - 1:43am 1 comment

China hangs over US elections as Clinton in Asia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is missing the Democratic Party convention to build ties in Asia as the US relationship with China increasingly encroaches on politics back home.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US military in Asia 'beneficial', Ambassador Locke tells China

US envoy to Beijing Gary Locke on Saturday  tried to ease China's fears that Washington wants to hem it in by emphasising  American military presence in Asia was not targeted at a single country.

1 Sep 2012 - 4:27pm